Subject: Folkloric and Literary Subjects and Works

616 objects
S1986.373

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: illumination and text; recto: seals

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya’ wa-al -muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (Mirkhwand); text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta’liq script; recto: seals, inscription (flyleaf); verso: right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from …

S1986.370

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); illuminated text; reverse: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya’ wa-al -muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); Persian in black nasta’liq script; obverse: illuminated text, one column, twenty-five lines; reverse: text, one column, twenty-five lines; one of …

S1986.354

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: text from Layla va Majnun; verso: Sarlawh and text from Haft-paykar

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text from Layla va Majnun, colophon, four columns, thirteen lines; verso: sarlawh and text of Haft-paykar, heading in white, four columns, fifteen lines; one of a group of three folios. Border: The text is set in gold, black, …

S1986.352

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Sarlawh; recto: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: sarlawh, The Beginning of the Shahnama; four columns, heading in white, eighteen lines of text. Border: The text is set in gold, red, and black rulings on cream- colored …

S1986.190

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; verso: Siyavush and Afrasiyab play polo; recto: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script, heading in white naskh outlined in black; recto: text, Siyawash and Afrasiyab play polo; four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text, Siyavush and Afrasiyab play polo, four columns, six lines; one of a group …

S1986.184

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text; verso: The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text: The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun. Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

S1986.180

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Yellow Pavilion; verso: text, Princess telling the story

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Haft paykar in the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Bahram Gur and the princess in the Yellow Pavilion; verso: text, Princess telling the story, four columns, nineteen lines; one of a group of two folios. Border: The text and the painting …